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Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh


In a challenge to visions of perpetual hostility—beyond plots involving overt invasion, covert destabilization, psychological operations, trade embargos, poison cigars, exploding seashells, and a grinding economic embargo—this book chronicles a new way to view the real history of US-Cuban relations through the nations' continuing bilateral efforts at dialogue, rapprochement, and reconciliation. Since 1959, Washington's approach to Havana has been characterized by US efforts to roll back the Cuban revolution, and the story of US-Cuban relations has focused on the obvious conflict and confrontat ... More

Keywords: US-Cuban relations, Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, Bay of Pigs, back-channel diplomacy, Barack Obama, Raúl Castro

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469617633
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William M. LeoGrande, author
American University

Peter Kornbluh, author